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David Burge Jun 17
I set the Wayback Machine for 1897 today
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David Burge Jun 17
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How to Pick Up Victorian Chicks by Drug Store Cowboy Dave
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David Burge Jun 17
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Oh nothing much just hanging out at HENRY FORD’S PERSONAL GARAGE nbd
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David Burge Jun 17
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If you’re more into the 23rd century than the 19th, here’s something to stoke your nerdboner: the original command seat from Star Teek
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David Burge Jun 17
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All at the Henry Ford Museum / Greenfield Village / Fair Lane, Dearborn MI. In my book the best museum on planet Earth
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David Burge Jun 17
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Btw hello Detroit
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David Burge Jun 18
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Forget the Mona Lisa and the Pieta
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David Burge Jun 18
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“THIS IS V-8 NO 1 MOTOR HOLD FOR MR FORD”
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David Burge Jun 18
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Bucky Fuller’s Dymaxion House of the Future
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David Burge
Mathematica- a series of animate displays meant to explain mathematics concepts- designed by Charles & Ray Eames for IBM that appeared at the 1964 World’s Fair
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David Burge Jun 18
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Obligatory photo of the JFK Lincoln. Amazingly, after the assassination it was refit with a roof and continued to be used as the presidential limo
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David Burge Jun 18
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A few more presidential hoopties: FDR, Truman/Ike, Teddy. After Reagan, all presidential limos have been destroyed in ballistics/ safety testing
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David Burge Jun 18
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Noteworthy Fords: 1. Ford’s “kitchen engine,” built in his engine while working at Edison 2. Ford’s first car, the Quadricycle 3. The Winton-beating race car that made FoMoCo possible 4. Old 999
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David Burge Jun 18
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*built in his kitchen ** #3 is the car that Henry Ford personally drove to set the land speed record of almost 100 mph on a frozen Michigan lake
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David Burge Jun 18
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Fords continued: 5. Model S and Model T 6. Model A and 1932 Model 18 V8 7. Model 18 V8 hot rod roadster; the ‘Deuce’ spawned an entire car subculture 8. The 15 millionth Model T
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David Burge Jun 18
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9. Mustang prototype 10. ill- fated 1936 Miller Ford Indy car 11. Ford LeMans GT 12. Lotus Ford
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David Burge Jun 18
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And the massive 6000 hp steam-electric engine that powered the Ford Highland Park plant
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Steve Carlson Jun 18
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Yay August Ferdinand Möbius.
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Dan Goldwasser Jun 18
I always that that was so cool to see, growing up in Boston (permanent exhibit at the )
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Andrew Wimsatt Jun 18
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I wish I could have seen the IBM pavilion. It had “a giant 500-seat grandstand..[that] was pushed by hydraulic rams high up into an ellipsoidal theater designed by Eero Saarinen”
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Alabama sharpie Jun 18
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I was there. The only one I remember is the Möbius strip. You could move the orange bits along by hand to prove the concept.
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Bird Weiser Jun 18
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...who were then promptly laid off.
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LW_Drives  ن Jun 18
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I grew up with that (almost) at the L.A. science & industry museum. Saw it at the Cranbrook S&I museum, too. The Eams did work at the art institute there, IIRC. They were iconic modern.
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